I just made three custom, royalty-free soundtracks using nothing more than a website and my Mac. I’ll be able to use these in any video project I like. This is some super-simple music making; if you make videos that need music, you’ll want to check this out.
Jukedeck Make is an amazing online tool for making basic soundtracks using artificial intelligence. A team of experts in machine learning, music composition and audio production came together around this system, initially conceived of and built by a couple of classmates from Cambridge University.
Making music to fit videos can be a time-consuming process. The best standalone tool for the job, Apple’s Soundtrack Pro, has long been folded into Final Cut Pro and the like, making easy standalone score creation a thing of the past. London-based startup Jukedeck — developer of this new, web-based music creation tool — aims to change all that.
“The video industry is growing rapidly, and it needs a lot of music”, said co-creator Patrick Stobbs in a statement. “Our technology allows every creator to make unique soundtracks – and they’re all completely royalty-free”.
The tool itself is incredibly easy to use. You just navigate to the Jukedeck site, choose a style of music (Rock, Electronic, Folk, or Ambient), a tempo, the type of instrumentation, a mood (dark, uplifting, angry) and even a custom length to fit your video. Hitting the create button will then let the backend magic tech do its stuff and present you with a customized track you can use anywhere with no royalties.
The three tracks I created quickly were all pretty decent – they’re not as dynamic or creative as one I might make myself using GarageBand, but they’ll work just fine for most users’ needs. Plus, being able to set the length of the piece saves a lot of effort in itself.
The licensing is pretty straightforward, too: A free account gets you five downloads per month with a royalty-free music license for commercial or non-commercial use by a single person up to a company with less than 10 employees. If you’re a larger company, you’ll pay $22 per download. If you want to buy the track outright (meaning it’s yours and yours alone, it’s $200.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective, low-effort way to make custom soundtracks, Jukedeck just might be the solution you’ve been looking for.